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Pier Arts Centre

28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
+44 1856 850209
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State of the art gallery

This is a wonderful building which accommodates a wide range of artworks. A fantastic resource for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A Wonderful Gallery of Great Variety

Three floors of gallery space, filled with the work of artists, modern, recent and not so modern... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by Margaret Gardiner (1904 - 2005). Alongside the permanent collection The Pier Arts Centre curates a year round programme of temporary exhibitions and events for the education and enjoyment of the general public.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
+44 1856 850209
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful building which accommodates a wide range of artworks. A fantastic resource for Stromness.

Thank BeepeeFalkirk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three floors of gallery space, filled with the work of artists, modern, recent and not so modern. The short art film Colour Poems (12 minutes) by Margaret Tait was captivating and the work by Barbara Hepworth was beautiful and incredible to view from different angles...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we visited on change over week but enjoyed a look at the permanent collection which is definitely for the Modern contemporary Art lover. Shop disappointing and no cafe. Good hang and lovely site sensitively arranged

Thank pennybrowning
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good work Captain, and your crew are great. I really liked your stops and stories from a Hawaiian perspective. See you next time I'm on Kona. Chris and Nick from Melbourne Australia. Aloha.

Thank cdgoldsmith55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some fellow travellers encouraged us to visit this gallery during our stay in Stromness and we were so pleased they did. During our visit there was a special exhibition on paintings and photographs of Stromness, which was fascinating, as well as the permanent exhibition. Because...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know this was in Stromness and wandered in to get out of the drizzle. This is a fantastic attraction for anybody who is interested in or inspired by the arts, and it contains some excellent work by major modern artists such as Barbara...More

Thank NeilSK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stromness is a delightful place to visit with it's strong fishing heritage, scenic streets and lanes plus a layer of literary and artistic endeavours. With the latter in mind we entered the unassuming entrance of the Pier Arts Centre. The building is an interesting mixture...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful asset to Stromness. Some truly excellent pieces with Hepworth's Orpheus macquette a real treat.

Thank Lusy S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place. The building is a marvel - design is super and so many surprising views of the outside - turn the building itself into art. The collections - excellent local artists, and others. A open research room filled with voids and comfortable...More

Thank cate949
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

It does have some interesting works, and the exhibitions do mean you might get more interesting art than we saw. Probably worth doing but manage your expectations!

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